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embroidery

noun uk   /ɪmˈbrɔɪ.dər.i/  us   /-dɚ-/

embroidery noun (SEWING)

[C or U] patterns or pictures that consist of stitches sewn directly onto cloth: Let me show you Pat's embroideries. It was a beautiful piece of embroidery. [U] the activity of decorating a piece of cloth with stitches sewn onto it: I'm not very good at embroidery.

embroidery noun (STORY)

[U] the way that someone makes a story more entertaining by adding imaginary details to it: comic embroidery
Translations of “embroidery”
in Korean 자수, 자수법…
in Arabic تَطْريز…
in Portuguese bordado…
in Catalan brodat…
in Japanese ししゅう, ししゅうをすること…
in Italian ricamo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 縫紉, 刺繡品, 刺繡圖案…
in Russian вышивание, вышивка…
in Turkish nakış, işleme, (resim…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缝纫, 刺绣品, 刺绣花样…
in Polish wyszywanie, haftowanie, haft…
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